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I was born in Liverpool, England to parents who had a strong sense of adventure and moved many times. I’ve lived in Canada, the United States, England and New Zealand. I’ve worked in a variety of jobs ranging from envelope stuffer to bakery assistant, librarian to trade development executive, but none of my jobs were as much fun as the one that allowed me to write and get paid for it. That was a few years ago, and each year it’s become more and more apparent what I want to do is write full time, a dream that first occurred to me at seventeen.
My books are light hearted and humorous stories for and about women who value their families, friendships, careers, and independence; who have a sense of adventure; and who live and love with passion. Did I say they also love dogs?
Like my characters, I love my family and friends, beautiful shoes, anything sparkly, the ‘occasional’ drink, parties, and a good belly laugh. I’m addicted to shopping, chocolate, bubble bath and anything else that smells nice, and TV programmes you’d never publicly admit to watching.
I live in a lovingly renovated farmhouse overlooking Auckland’s beautiful Waitemata Harbour, with my trusted Great Danes Dolce, Gabbana, and Armani, and their two cats Charlie and Jamie. The dogs keep me fit and exercised, scare the burglars away, sit loyally by my side throughout my late night writing sessions, and hang on my every word when I read final drafts aloud. They truly are my biggest fans, and I theirs. The cats, on the other hand, hang out by themselves and ignore the dogs and me.
I love my life, but not so much that there’s not room to live a load of other lives, through the hearts and minds of my characters, all of whom I adore, and some of whom I’m fortunate enough to call friends.
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I spent my formative years in North America, so our family always celebrated Thanksgiving in my early years. Here in New Zealand, it's not a holiday, but I never forget what a special day it is. I always make sure to count my blessings and feel grateful for the life I...
GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED - WINNERS BELOW My latest installment in the LA Lights series, Stealing the Show, is due to be released at the end of this week. To celebrate, I'm giving away 20 advance readers copies of the LA Lights Box Set, Volume 2. To win one, enter below....